‘The Delft Beach Competition’ is a ladder competition organized by the three volleyball associations in Delft: Shot, Delta and Kratos. In this competition, you can play in pairs for six weeks long against other pairs of your level. This year (2019) the women’s competition is every Thursday evening and the men’s competition every Friday evening.
For the competition, all teams will be divided in groups of five teams. On a competition night, you play one set against each team from your group, so every team will play four sets an evening. This makes sure that the rank order of each group is decided at the end of the night.
In every round, the best two and last two of the teams are promoted or relegated respectively. The next round will be played with the new groups. Every week, you get points based on your results, which add up to form an overall ranking at the end of the competition. You’ll play at Kratos, Delta or X, depending on the week. This way, everyone can play at his or her ‘home base’.
For a more extensive explanation, the grouping and the schedule, have a look at the competition’s website!